Broken Vessels by Lee Strauss
(volume 2 of Jars of Clay)

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Jars of Clay + Broken Vessels = Romeo and Juliette in Ancient Rome

Jars of Clay (volume 1) and Broken Vessels (volume 2) contain strong religious themes and scenes of sensuality and violence. Recommended for ages 15 and up.

With no way to prevent Helena from marrying another, Lucius flees to Rome to seek his fortune and mend his broken heart.

In a loveless marriage with a child to care for, Helena finds comfort in the most unlikely place—with her brother amongst the Christians. The religious group is mostly ignored by the Pagan populace, until the Emperor returns to the city and celebrations are planned. There’s a shortages of criminals for the games and Christians are now sought out for arrest.

Fate brings Lucius back to Carthage, where his only wish is that he will get a glimpse of the girl he still loves. But when he finally sees Helena, it’s under the worse possible circumstance…

About Lee Strauss

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Lee Strauss is the author of The Minstrel Series (contemporary romance), The Perception Series (young adult dystopian) and young adult historical fiction. She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Strauss.
Published October 7, 2012 by ESB Publishing. 131 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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